Category: Personal Finance

Save Money and Still Look Beautiful for your Wedding

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Wedding plans – What is the difference between a summer bride a woman who weds in autumn, spring, or winter? Not much, besides the price. When considering a wedding, one must come to agree that the most successful wedding is the one that balances the price and the elegance. If overspend, sure, you will have a great wedding, but won’t have any money left for the future.

If we take into account the financial aspect, then weddings can differ greatly regardless of whether the sun shines. Wedding plans will nearly always consist of traditional items like the wedding gown, wedding cake; wedding flowers, flower girls etc. Wedding necessities as such leave no room for originality because most future brides will have a list like this too.

Tips on Restoring Your Wealth

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Have you lost a ton of money from your investments in the past two years? Is your capital gain loss? Does the chart of your net worth for real estate, stocks, bonds, oil or other commodities resemble a cliff? Do your IRA and 401-K remind you of the Titanic? Many people have had huge financial losses.

But it does not have to stay that way. There are certain steps that are common to building wealth and restoring wealth- ways to turn your capital loss to capital gain. Let’s take a look at them.

10 Great Ideas for a Rainy Day Fund

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Even when the economy is steady, having a 6 months rainy day savings can go a long way in securing a stable future for your family. Nowadays, the government recommends a family has enough to live on for 8 months, provided all income sources are removed. Hence, managing your money for a personal or family emergency is a must in today’s financial climate. If you want to start saving money, here are some great ideas and tips you can use to build your own security backdrop.

I. Analyze your Spending Pattern, Calculate your Needs

1.Calculate your monthly expenses that are mostly static- insurance premiums, mortgage payments, tax payments, household purchases etc.

How to Improve Your Credit Score

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Everyone knows what the purpose of a credit score is, so there is no need in diving into a lecture on its purpose. In a nutshell, a credit score is used to quantify your financial reputation. How good are you at paying back money you owe? A credit score is often used to determine whether a person can acquire a type of loan such as a car loan or a credit card. For many people, improving their credit score is all that they have to do to secure a loan. Improving your credit score may seem like a difficult task, but there are many simple things that you can do to improve your rating. These tips from Amy Nutt could go a long way in helping you rebuild your credit and your confidence.

Smart Investment Choices for Young Professionals

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In order for America to avoid economic downfalls of this magnitude in the near future, the public have to be educated in their investment options. There are a multitude of areas one can invest in at a young age, but making the right choices early in your career can save you tons of trouble in the future and lend hard-learned experience, allowing one to formulate a strategic approach that could potentially secure income from an array of resources.

With that in mind, I have come up with several important tidbits of advice:

7 Surefire Ways to Stay Poor

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There are exceptions to every rule, but the majority of people out there are not doomed to be poor.  They are poor because they make common mistakes with their money and never quite get out of this destructive financial rut. Now as an economic recession looms, it is imperative that consumers identify trouble areas and climb out of this financial pit of poverty.

Community Colleges- An Affordable Alternative

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Community colleges are reporting spikes in enrollment seen never before as public and private 4 year schools hike up tuition to deal with current economic problems and money shortages. Some cities have seen an increase of almost 10% since last years enrollment, an astounding increase, 5-6 times higher than regular years. Another alternative to the traditional four year programs includes a 3 year program offered at some colleges, enabling students and parents to deal with fiscal problems. A full year of tuition can cost some $40,000 dollars and can make or break a family’s budget.

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